May is Military Appreciation Month and we invite you to join us in showing your appreciation for the men & women who serve our country bravely. Participate in one or all of the ways below:
Military Discounts: Your business can participant by offering a military discount during the month of May! The Christian County Chamber of Commerce will be distributing a list of businesses offering a military discount to service members and their families at Fort Campbell. This list will also be available on the Chamber's website, social media, and published in KNE. Click here to download the military discount participation form.
Military Appreciation: Snap a picture of you and your staff holding the official "I Support Military Families" sign and post it on your social media. Be sure to tag the Chamber in your post and we will share it with our followers. Be creative! Have fun with the picture! Make sure to include any Veterans or Military Spouse Employees in the picture as well.
"Got Your Six": In the military, the saying "got your six" means I've got your back. Put together a group of coworkers and volunteer your time with a nonprofit agency that serves military families. Short on time? Ask others in the office to write a note of encouragement to deployed troops or put together a collection of donations to send down range to those deployed. Click here for a list of non profits you can volunteer with. Looking for suggestions on items to send a deployed service member? Click here for a suggested list of items.
Chair, Military Affairs Committee
What does the Military Affairs Committee Do?
The Military Affairs Committee is committed to supporting the military families of Fort Campbell. It is our goal to make soldiers and their families always feel welcome in Christian County, whether they are just here to visit or have made it their home.
We want to help enhance our communities and make it the best place for military families to live, shop, relax and enjoy. From our Operation Left Turn initiatives that encourage soldiers to turn left out of the gate, to special appreciation events, we work diligently to make Christian County the best neighbor to Fort Campbell and the best home to many families.
We never take for granted the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that our military families make for our country and we believe we must always let them know that we, as a community, care a great deal about them.
Relocating to Fort Campbell?
When considering where to live after assignment to Fort Campbell, keep in mind that Active Duty Military pay no Kentucky State Income Tax! In addition, we continue to offer a low cost of living and outstanding quality of life.
With no sales tax on groceries, no sales tax on new car purchases for active duty military, and low overall sales tax and property tax rates, life in Christian County is less taxing and more relaxing. Click here to request your free relocation packet today! Let us help you make this a smooth PCS.
Getting Involved with Military Affairs
The Military Affairs Committee meetings are open to all Chamber Members and held the first Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the Commerce Center unless otherwise noted. Those interested in the work of Military Affairs can also sign up for the monthly newsletter.
Become an Eagle Ambassador
Eagle Ambassadors are individuals or organizations that make a monetary contribution to support the work of the Military Affairs Committee. Currently, there are 180 Eagle Ambassadors from the Hopkinsville-Oak Grove-Christian County area. You can become an Eagle Ambassador for a small yearly investment of $101 for an Individual, or $250 per corporate designee for a business per year. Your generous investment will fund the multitude of projects and services of the Military Affairs Committee. Your support allows the Military Affairs Committee to continue offering excellent programs and services such as Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell Week Series, the annual Veterans Day Honor Parade, and the annual Citizens for Fort Campbell trip to Washington, DC.
When you become an Eagle Ambassador, you help to maintain and strengthen relationships with our neighbors at Fort Campbell and their families who call Christian County home. If you have a desire to make a difference and support soldiers, this program is a great way to show your support. As an Eagle Ambassador you receive the latest information regarding Fort Campbell and its movements, are invited to social and networking functions with key leadership at Fort Campbell, and have the satisfaction of strengthening our relationship with Fort Campbell.
To become an Eagle Ambassador, download the Individual Eagle Ambassador Form, or the Business Eagle Ambassador Form.
'Come Home to Christian County'
The Military Affairs Committee has been actively working to represent our community to relocating military families. We’ve visited other installations, made a variety of presentations, sent relocation packets, purchased advertising, and worked diligently to expand our efforts on our current operational budget. We offer relocation packets to military and their families who will be re-assigned to Fort Campbell, and we promote our area through social website like Facebook and Instagram.
We continue to appreciate your support and ask you to pledge your commitment to the 'Come Home to Christian County' Campaign. With our recent momentum, we want to ensure that we are continuing to grow our initiative.
To find out more about how you can get involved with the Military Affairs Committee call Katie Lopez at the Christian County Chamber at 270-885-9096.